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Ms Katherine Storrs
  – PhD Candidate

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Ms Katherine Storrs
Office: s330 / Lab: McElwain 430
(07) 3346 7275
+617 3365 4466
Postal Address:
School of Psychology
McElwain Building
The University of Queensland
St Lucia, QLD 4072

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Ms Katherine Storrs

Bachelor of Arts, University of Queensland

Bachelor of Psychological Science (Hons I), University of Queensland

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Ms Katherine Storrs
Research Activities:

Most of my research involves high-level visual aftereffects. These are changes in the appearance of objects after prolonged exposure; for example, looking at a male face for a long time can make an androgynous face look feminine. In my PhD research, I am exploring what high-level aftereffects can tell us about how the visual system works - how we recognise an object or a face, how we make decisions about what category it belongs to, and how recent experience can change these decisions. 

Representative Publications:

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2013). Shape aftereffects reflect shape constancy operations: Appearance matters. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance. doi: 10.1037/a0032240

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2012). Not all Face Aftereffects are Equal. Vision Research, 64, 7-16.

Philipp, M., Storrs, K.R., & Vanman, E. (2012). Sociality of facial expressions in immersive virtual environments: A facial EMG study. Biological Psychologydoi:10.1016/j.biopsycho.2012.05.008


Conference posters and presentations

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2013, August). Evidence for tilt normalisation may be explained by anisotropic orientation channels. Poster to be presented at the 36th European Conference on Visual Perception, Bremen, Germany.

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2013, April). The shape aftereffect: Appearance matters. Talk presented at the 40th Experimental Psychology Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2012, November). Shape aftereffects reflect a weighted function of retinal and surface slant information. Talk presented at the 3rd Australian Cognitive Neuroscience Conference, Brisbane, Australia.

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2012, May). Not all Face Aftereffects are Equal. Poster presented at the Vision Sciences Society conference, Naples, Florida.

Storrs, K.R., & Arnold, D.H. (2012, April). Not all Face Aftereffects are Equal. Talk presented at the 39th Experimental Psychology Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Storrs, K.R. (2011, December). Not All High-Level Aftereffects are Equal (and Perhaps None is Opponent Coded). Talk presented at the Centre for Perception and Cognitive Neuroscience Workshop, University of Queensland, Australia.

Storrs, K.R. (2011, September). Cattle, Fruit, Cutlery, and Face Aftereffects.Talk presented at the Undergraduate Research Conference, University of Queensland, Australia.

Greenaway, K.H., Philipp, M.C., & Storrs, K.R.(2011, July). Explaining the control–aggression effect: The case against a failure of self regulation. Talk presented at the Small Group Meeting on The Application of Self-Regulation Approaches to Social Psychological Phenomena, Stockholm, Sweden.

Greenaway, K.H., Philipp, M.C., & Storrs, K.R.(2011, July). Social consequences of lacking control: Possible neural pathways. Poster presented at The Nature of Prejudice: A Neuroscience Perspective colloquium, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Storrs, K.R.,Diamond, A., & Arnold, D.H. (2011, May). Face aftereffects – evidence opposing opponent coding. Poster presented at The Vision Sciences Society symposium, Florida, United States.


Invited talks

Storrs, K.R. (2012, September). You look different, somehow. Invited by Prof. Gillian Rhodes, presented at the University of Western Australia, Perth.



  • Winner, Tutor Excellence Award, UQ School of Psychology (2013) 
  • Winner, Best Student Presentation, 40th Experimental Psychology Conference, Adelaide (2013).
  • Winner, Best Presentation by a Pre-Confirmation Speaker, Psychology Research Higher Degree Day Award, UQ School of Psychology (2012)
  • Runner up, Student Research Excellence Award, UQ School of Psychology (2012)


Academic professional service

  • Local student representative, Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness Conference, 2014. Brisbane, Australia.
  • School of Psychology representative, UQ Open Day, 2012


Other activities

  • Regular contributor to Psychobabble, a fortnightly topical experimental psychology podcast.
  • Secretary (2013) of the UQ Skeptics, a University club dedicated to the promotion of critical thinking.
Course Tutor:
  • Semester 1, 2013
    PSYC3192 - Perception & Attention
  • Semester 1, 2013
    PSYC2371 - Everyday Thinking
  • Semester 1, 2012
    PSYC2371 - Everyday Thinking
  • Semester 1, 2012
    PSYC3192 - Perception & Attention
  • Semester 2, 2012
    PSYC2020 - Neuroscience for Psychologists

Note: Coordinator roles prior to 2009 and tutor roles prior to 2006 are not included.

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